Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lowell School carefully monitors COVID-19-related conditions, both locally and nationally, and is ready to respond as needed quickly. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of all members of our community. Currently, the school is open for in-person on-campus learning five days a week, with a remote learning option for families with documented medical needs. 

Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Lowell is partnering with Capital Diagnostics to provide regular on-campus COVID-19 testing.


Testing Date Number of Tests Conducted Positive Results from Weekly Testing Total Positive Cases for the Week, Including Those Outside of On-campus Testing
April 13, 2022 415 1 1
April 6, 2002 418 3 6
March 30, 2022 386 0 1
March 23, 2022 No Testing No Testing 0
March 16, 2022 362 0 0
March 9, 2022 371 0 0
March 2, 2022 381 1 2
February 23, 2022 379 1 1
February 16, 2022 372 0 1
February 9, 2022 374 1 2
February 2, 2022 378 2 2
January 26, 2022 377 0 4
January 19, 2022 377 1 7
January 12, 2022 377 5 19
January 5, 2022 365 8 25
December 29, 2021 No Testing No Testing 15
December 22, 2021 No Testing No Testing 6
December 15, 2021 240 1 4
December 8, 2021 259 0 1
December 1, 2021 255 0 1
November 24, 2021 No Testing No Testing 1
November 17, 2021 255 0 1
November 10, 2021 263 0 1
November 3, 2021 259 0 0
October 27, 2021 257 0 0
October 20, 2021 262 0 0
October 13, 2021 260 0 0
October 6, 2021 262 0 2
September 29, 2021 257 0 0
September 22, 2021 267 0 0
September 15, 2021 267 0 0
September 8, 2021 257 0 0

*These numbers only include students and faculty/staff members. They do not include parents, other guardians, or non-Lowell siblings. They also do not include individuals who were considered close contacts of someone who tested positive (unless they then test positive).

Social Compact

The Lowell School community is committed to acting in the community's best interest as a whole and to protecting one another from COVID-19. When we deem the risk of transmission of and exposure to the virus posed by any given situation to be acceptable for ourselves or our own families, we are also accepting that risk for the entire community. As such, all members of our community, including families, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers, commit to the following:

  • Getting vaccinated when eligible. Lowell requires all students, faculty, and staff eligible under current CDC recommendations to be fully vaccinated.
  • Adhering to all physical distancing and masking requirements put forth by the school and adhering to all such requirements put forth by local, regional, and/or national government and health agencies—both on campus and in the community.
  • Completing the required daily health and wellness screening for ourselves and/or our students accurately and truthfully.
  • Keeping ourselves and/or our children home when sick, experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms, and/or when exposed or potentially exposed to COVID-19.
  • Alerting the school nurse immediately of any illness, exposure, or COVID-19 like symptoms in ourselves or our children.
  • Following DC's travel guidance.
  • Avoiding high-risk activities as defined by the CDC or taking recommended precautions when participating in them.

OSSE Health and Safety Plan

Off-Campus Testing Sites

Local Health Departments

Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.